Got Papparazzi Retouch to add graphics to an Alden edit I did. Asked the younger girls at work which they preferred and they overwhelmingly chose the graphics version. They said my edit was boring lol (ie my usual pp). It's not for everyone but he did a decent job on graphics for relatively cheap and client likes it. I'm kinda meh but it's not for me lol. Graphics, just another tool in the arsenal to attract clients
As an ad I really like this shot. Thats how it should go, photographer takes the shot and AD makes it work for an ad.
Just curious, why did you choose stripbox over BD for example?